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St. Louis (KMOX) - The $695 million dollar Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge was officially opened today (Saturday) with plenty of celebration and ceremony.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn–Missouri Governor Jay Nixon–Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri–Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois–Illinois Congressman Bill Enyart–Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay –and U. S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx were among the dignitaries at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

PHOTOS: Musial Bridge Ceremony

A diverse group of trade workers-contractors-and engineers worked on the project since it began in 2009. The “Stan Span” has 2 traffic lanes in each direction with room to expand to 3 lanes and connects I-70 at the I-55/I-64/I-70 interchange on the Illinois side to I-70 near Cass Avenue in Missouri.

The bridge will open to vehicular traffic on Sunday.

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